Hot Gear: The iPhone 13 starts at P44,990 and gets up to 1TB of storage

Pro and Pro Max models now get 120Hz displays
by Leandre Grecia | Sep 15, 2021
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It’s that time of the year again when Apple takes center stage in the tech world. As expected, taking the spotlight in this year’s showcase is the all-new iPhone 13.

The latest version of Apple’s flagship smartphone takes design cues from its predecessor, the iPhone 12, with its smooth flat-edge look and the black bezel enclosing the display. The rear camera layout has been slightly redesigned, now featuring diagonally arranged lenses for the dual-camera variants.

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Upgrades to the new iPhone include the improved Super Retina XDR OLED display that’s now 28% brighter, as well as a durable ceramic shield that adds dust, spill, and water resistance. Displays on the Pro and Pro Max models now also have a 120Hz refresh rate, promising smoother and better touch response.

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Performance is supposedly top-notch, as Apple claims the iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic chip is the fastest smartphone chip in the world. Storage is abundant as well, with a 1TB storage option now available on the Pro and Pro Max. It also gets better battery life, offering up to 19 or 28 hours of video playback depending on the variant.

The new iPhone also gets enhancements to its camera system. It comes equipped with the biggest sensor ever in an iPhone dual-camera system, and the sensor-shift OIS technology derived from the 12 Pro Max is now usable with both the wide camera and the base iPhone 13 mini.

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The prices of the four variants are already listed on Apple’s local website. The iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch display) starts at P44,990, the iPhone 13 (6.1-inch display) starts at P50,990, the iPhone 13 Pro (6.1-inch display) starts at P63,990, and the range-topping iPhone 13 Pro Max (6.7-inch display) starts at P70,990. All four feature Apple’s Superfast 5G connection.

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What do you think of the new iPhone? Is this your next smartphone?

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